Colchester General Hospital

Job Description

We are looking for Registered Adult Nurses to work within a community integrated team as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Full Time and Part Time hours considered – Please state your preference of hours on your application.

The service provides 24/7 nursing and therapeutic input to patients within their own homes with the aim of returning them to maximum independence, by actively promoting self-management on all activities of daily living.

You will support their peers and team leaders by being an effective team member whilst working on their own initiative. They will supervise pre-registration students. They will have a commitment to collaborative working and actively support and liaise with other health and social care professionals and agencies.

We are able to support applications from overseas candidates and arrangements to support those wanting to work in a community setting. Our division has a number of overseas staff members working for us who are able to offer a supportive network for international recruits.

For more information please see our online brochure via this link

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  • To take responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating evidence based care for patients.
  • To provide ongoing nursing care and support to patients and carers, promoting the role of the nurse and clinical excellence.
  • To identify patients whose conditions become unstable and liaise with doctors and acute services appropriately.
  • To network with other professionals in order to co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to care provision.
  • To be responsible for multi-agency care documentation in line with current practice.
  • To ensure that patients are able to make an informed choice about their current and future care needs.
  • Ensure that care is patient centred and confidentiality is maintained in line with Trust policy.
  • To prioritise own workload and work autonomously when necessary.
  • To assess the level of ongoing nursing needs for people who may need long term care.
  • To liaise with the patients GP to provide sufficient information for ongoing primary care to be provided safely and efficiently.

One of the largest Trust’s in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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